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Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

1. Colosseum: Tour with Arena Floor, Underground and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Head out on an incredible tour that goes to the very heart of ancient Rome and allows you to explore the Empire’s most iconic monuments, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palantine Hill. Learn interesting facts and stories from your licensed guide as you walk through each attraction. With your group, an experienced tour guide will take you back to the time of gladiator fights at the Colosseum. Your guide will also reveal the secrets of the Roman Forum, which was the political and economic center of the city. No tour of this area would be complete without exploring the Palatine Hill. This was the Beverly Hills of ancient Rome, where emperors and nobles resided, high above the common people below. Marvel at all you've learned and discovered about ancient Rome at the end of your tour.

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Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

2. Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Walk through the back door of the Colosseum and pass straight onto the arena floor through the gate named after Libitina, the goddess of funerals. Tread where dead gladiators and animals were once carried away. Feel the majesty of ancient Rome beneath your feed as you stroll over the steps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat. Enjoy astonishing 360-degree views of the Colosseum. Look up at ruins that were once filled with thousands of spectators. Snap excellent pictures, as a limited amount of visitors can be there for a given amount of time. Explore the general access area which includes the ground floor, the second tier and a balcony with astonishing views over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine. Step onto the podium reserved for the most important Romans over the main entrance to the Arena and feel the thrill of the amphitheater. Let your guide paint you a picture of the past with engaging stories and legends.

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Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

3. Colosseum: Tour with Underground & Arena Floor and Ticket to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

See 3 famous Roman attractions with an in-depth guided tour of the Colosseum, plus ticket access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Venture into the Colosseum's Underground, then explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction. Enter the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, and head downstairs to the usually off-limits’ Underground, where gladiators prepared themselves for combat. Then skip the ticket line for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to discover both sites in your own time. Visit the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Roman Forum, with ruins such as the Temple of Caesar to see. Gain panoramic views over the city from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills, and make the most of an unmissable photo opportunity.

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Rome: Best of Rome All-Access Pass

4. Rome: Best of Rome All-Access Pass

Discover the Eternal City at your own pace with an all-access pass to the main monuments of Rome. Redeem your voucher at the office at your selected booking time and the staff will help you reserve all of your attractions. Visit St Peter’s Basilica at your own pace. Stroll through the striking aisles of the largest church in the world, admire Michelangelo's "Pieta", and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit. Take the stress out of your visit with accompanied entrance to each attraction. Encounter masterpieces of art in the corridors, courtyards, and galleries of the Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and pay your respects to former popes at the site of their tombs. Journey back to the days of the Roman Empire with a ticket to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Follow in the footsteps of Roman citizens at the Via Sacra and discover where the city was founded on Palatine Hill. Use your 72 hours unlimited public transport card to explore the city. Enrich your base option with the Vatican Gardens by minibus and discover the architectural wonders of the Vatican Gardens with a multi-lingual audioguide.

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Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

5. Colosseum: Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

This is the ultimate experience at the Colosseum with limited availability and the starting times can vary. After meeting your guide, you will be able to take some beautiful wide angle and panoramic photos of the Colosseum and the surrounding areas before the tour begins. Being one of the most visited monuments in the world, you will regularly find a long ticket line at the Colosseum. By joining this Colosseum Underground tour, you will be provided with skip-the-line entrance tickets, so the group can head straight inside and not waste time standing around in the ticket lines.   As you walk inside the Colosseum, you will begin to feel the magnitude of where you are. This tour will also give you access to the Colosseum arena with a beautiful view over the underground level. You will also visit the underground chambers and hear stories of gladiators and wild animals that were kept there. Exploring the ground floor level and up to the second tier, your guide will recreate the past with stories of epic battles, painting pictures in your mind, bringing to life the walls that surround you. Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed the most. See where the emperor would be perched, high above the arena floor, ready to decide the fate of another gladiator as he stood before a roaring Roman crowd. Along with providing you with expert knowledge, your guide will also point out the best places to capture that perfect picture during your tour, as you tour the circumference of the Colosseum.

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Rome: Skip-the-Line Guided Colosseum Tour and Arena Entrance

6. Rome: Skip-the-Line Guided Colosseum Tour and Arena Entrance

Have fun discovering ancient Rome with a skip-the-line guided visit to the Colosseum. Explore this ancient stadium and gain access to the restricted arena area. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the main highlights of the Colosseum. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets to the Roman amphitheater as part of your booking and experience more of the city's rich past.

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Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

7. Rome: Colosseum Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Immerse yourself in Rome's ancient past on an express Colosseum tour with convenient skip-the-line tickets. Follow your guide into the two main levels of the Colosseum to uncover its facinating secrets. Have the freedom to wander through the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill. Meet your guide outside the Colosseum and observe the façade of the Colosseum. Hear about how the monument was built and what it originally looked like. Make your way inside the building where you will only have to briefly stop for a security check. Once inside, let your guide show you the two main levels. Find out out how the games were organized and how spectators were divided among the seating tiers according to their social class. See where the emperor once sat. Listen to anecdotes and curiosities about the games. Learn about the gladiator and navel battles that were once staged at this venue. Get your questions about the games answered by your guide. Capture breathtaking pictures to share with your friends and family by getting tips on which angles to use from your guide. Leave the Colosseum after your tour, or linger to look around some more. Use your ticket can be used to visit the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the Roman Forum. Discover more ruins with your ticket at the remains of the oldest part of Rome at Palatine Hill.

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Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

8. Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

Discover the Roman Empire’s most famous amphitheater on a guided visit at the quietest time of day, at night. Enter the amphitheater and listen as your guide brings to life the arena’s past. Imagine the crowds in the stands cheering on their favorite gladiator.  Continue to the Underground chambers and passageways that normally have restricted access to the public. See where the wild animals and gladiators were stowed before their battles and the numerous elevators that hoisted beasts into the arena. Let your guide bring the Colosseum’s history to life, with stories of gladiators that fought here and what life in the arena was like. Find out about the triumphs of engineering that made the Colosseum so remarkable, too. Enjoy the advantage of visiting at night, when the crowds have gone and the monument is illuminated in lights, and gain a different perspective on this iconic amphitheater. 

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Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

9. Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Explore Rome at your own pace with the Go City Rome Explorer Pass. Choose from 2 to 7 attractions and tours from a list of over 35 activities including the Colosseum, a hop-on hop-off bus tour, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and more. Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, join a mouth-watering tasting tour, enjoy an evening at the Opera, go bike riding among ancient Roman ruins, or eat like a local with an authentic Italian set menu lunch ─ the choice is yours. Save up to 35% off compared to buying individual tickets and enjoy a complimentary digital audio guide packed with attraction information and instructions on booking your visits. Enjoy the ease of a fully digital pass with maximum flexibility. You have 2 years from your purchase date to use your pass and then 60 days after you redeem your first attraction or tour. Choose activities as you go: there’s no need to pre-select attractions (some of the most popular activities may require reservations). To redeem, simply display your pass on your mobile device or print it at home. 

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Rome: Colosseum Gladiator Tour for Kids and Families

10. Rome: Colosseum Gladiator Tour for Kids and Families

Give your whole family the chance to experience a new way of visiting the Colosseum. Get priority access to avoid the chaos and the long waiting lines. Once inside, discover history in a fun way and enjoy this unique experience with your children. Learn from your official guide all about the glorious deeds performed by the Gladiators in this majestic amphitheater. The tour will be dynamic and interactive and will certainly remain a long-lasting and educational memory for your kids. The whole family will be captivated by the life story of Flavius Attilius in an interactive way and with a quiz in stages. The children will be involved and actively participate in answering the questions through the use of smartphones lent to them by their parents.

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What people are saying about Colosseum Underground

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,120 reviews

Enjoyed this tour so much. It was the perfect length and balance or guided tour and time to look around on your own. Julio was a brilliant tour guide and so knowledgable. He made the tour and explaining all the history very fun- thank you very much :) would definitely recommend

Really enjoyable and informative tour. Our tour guide Augustino was so much fun and helpful to all of us. Really good value and would definitely recommend to anyone. I would’ve preferred to spend more time in the colosseum but even with this we saw so much.

The tour is worth every euro. Highly recommended and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Tip: try to book a tour with the GIGI guide - world-class personality with enormous knowledge and a personable, entertaining manner!

María Elena was phenomenal. She is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. We have a 2.5 year old with a stroller and she went through routes that were accommodating. Great tour and would definitely do it again!!

Our tour guide was very accommodating even after the tour he guided us and gave us useful tips to go around rome